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  1. 6 points
    The Old Hack

    Story Monday 4-23-2018

    Now you have me wondering if one of the magical artifacts might be an Endless Barrel of Exposition.
  2. 5 points
    Drasvin

    Story Monday 4-23-2018

    With Dan's commentary, it would seem that Kevin is a more recent creation, rather than an inert artifact from a previous system. He not only knows modern English, but also gets Elizabethan English significantly wrong AND thinks the 'Ye Olde English' sounds sophisticated and 'mystical.' As for why Kevin, a wizard training device, would be considered useless (considering that even simple and benign wands can be used to awaken magic), he seems rather obnoxious and temperamental. The DGB probably just figured no one would be able to put up with Kevin long enough to get any use out of him.
  3. 4 points
    ChronosCat

    Story Monday 4-23-2018

    I think Kevin can only teach magic to wizards (and only wizards), he can't cast any magic himself, except perhaps in the process of teaching his apprentice (in which case either he doesn't have enough power to harm the Golem or he knows Ashely isn't ready to learn such spells and isn't willing or able to bend the rules on when he can use magic). As for the magpie, first of all we don't know it's going after the Golem - it could be going after a fourth, as yet unseen magical artifact. Secondly, while all these other artifacts activating around it might be what triggered it to act, it's also possible that it had been intentionally shut down and the magic released by the destruction of the Dewitchery Diamond turned it back on. In fact, I suspect that all these artifacts activating now is only related to the Magic Change in the sense that there are more potentially functional artifacts in the facility now than there were earlier in the day; I think it is the energy from the destruction of the diamond that's actually turning everything on. (Which means the same thing would have happened on a smaller scale even if Magus had done his resurrection trick before the Change. Pandora probably knew about this and didn't tell him, hoping to watch the fireworks; she'll be disappointed she missed it.)
  4. 4 points
  5. 2 points
    On the one hand, I love the idea, the catly abandon with which Catalina stretches, and the fact that Susan is completely herself, from her appearance to her being turned on by watching. On the other hand, that tail is coming out the wrong place! The tail is a continuation of the spine; if it came out where it's pictured, Catalina's pelvis would have nothing to attach to! I know it can be hard to figure out how to combine clothing with tails, but completely breaking the anatomy just totally ruins any suspension of disbelief. Better to have it emerge from the shorts in the right place with no explanation, or give it its own little "leg", or have it emerge from one of the normal legs of the shorts, or anything else that's actually possible.
  6. 2 points
    Take heart. That places you well ahead of a lot of people. The vast majority of Danish Parliament springs to mind. Idiotic as this may sound, my initial reaction on reading this was relief. After reading a couple of other posts of yours I was terrified that it might have been cancer. Migraines are awful and I would not wish them on anyone, but after having had cancer in close quarters in my own life I have developed a terror of it I cannot adequately explain.
  7. 2 points
    Skip

    NP Monday April 23, 2018

    Maybe he just identifies as male. After all he isn't referred to as the Demonic Drake.
  8. 2 points
    Pharaoh RutinTutin

    EGS Strip Slaying

    That is ridiculous. The second Ibis would make the name feminine.
  9. 2 points
    Tuscahoma

    Story Friday April 20, 2018

    Well, we either have to believe he is so extremely bad at teaching wizards that he can be categorized as useless, or he was inactive until the magic changeover and really is from an older system of magic; his modern design could be part of his magic, appearing to the wizard in a form that seems appropriate to the wizard.
  10. 2 points
    CritterKeeper

    NP Friday 4/20, 2018

    I don't think "annoyed" or "embarrassed" are the main reason Susan is blushing right now. Something else starting with an "a"....
  11. 2 points
    The Old Hack

    Story Friday April 20, 2018

    Oh Lord. I just realised. Kevin is a teacher. He is a teacher from an older system of magic. He can single-handedly revive an entire system of magic that has been dead for centuries. Or maybe single-wandedly.
  12. 2 points
    TamarTree

    EGS Strip Slaying

  13. 1 point
    The Old Hack

    Main Wed April 25 2018

    I am starting to feel just a little more liking for that wand. At least it is giving out useful information now. You are never going to let them forget the time they were caught playing spin-the-bottle with one of your canopic jars, are you.
  14. 1 point
    ChronosCat

    Patreon April 21, 2018: Strechies!

    https://www.patreon.com/posts/strechies-18320924 It's a bit cliche, but I still think the best thing to say in a situation like this is, "Meow!"
  15. 1 point
    Tom Sewell

    Story Monday 4-23-2018

    If there were a lot of wands like Kevin, I think it would help limit the number of wizards.
  16. 1 point
    Southern Cross

    Story Monday 4-23-2018

    or VHS copies of Reptilicus?
  17. 1 point
    Tom Sewell

    Story Monday 4-23-2018

    Kevin the Cowardly Wand has so far been more of a Barrel of Schtick and a Brown Trowser Job.
  18. 1 point
    Don Edwards

    Story Monday 4-23-2018

    Possibly the Endless Barrel of Exposition is disguised as a wand, and has been dubbed "Kevin".
  19. 1 point
    ChronosCat

    This Day In History

    April 23 in EGS History: 2002 - Nanase wins her match with Elliot, and celebrates with a kiss, much to Sarah's shock. 2003 - Tedd goes into a long spiel about why he's a pervert. 2005 - Justin has a disturbing dream about Elliot turning him into a girl. 2008 - Tedd declares his willingness to snatch skirts to help Susan, while Elliot imagines kicking Damion off a cliff. 2010 - Catalina buys plastic Mjolnir. 2012 - Tedd tells Sarah that she doesn't mind if Sarah takes a peek at her (in male or female form) in private; she also wants Sarah to have the option to publicly humiliate her. 2013 - Sarah tells Susan that she and Elliot broke up; the Susan/Elliot shippers rejoice (one in comic, no less). 2014 - Justin imagines George with pink hair. 2015 - Ashley makes her case against labels. My best guess: it's a combination of being desperate and Justin having meant he wasn't strongly attracted to Tedd rather than he wasn't attracted to Tedd even the tiniest bit. The new haircut might have something to do with it too; Justin probably finds it more attractive than Tedd's old haircut.
  20. 1 point
    Skip

    EGS Strip Slaying

    If you haven't listened to it, I would recommend The History of English Podcast ( http://historyofenglishpodcast.com/ ). Also *groan*
  21. 1 point
    Skip

    NP Monday April 23, 2018

    My head cannon on what we're missing is a reverse camera shot with the tickle fight out of focus in the near foreground and the focus on Ashley sidling up to Susan with a bucket of popcorn (because of course Susan has the best viewing angle). Neither looks at each other in the below exchanges, but look straight at the camera the whole time. Ashley: "So you like to watch?" Susan: "Yes" [Takes out chopsticks to eat the popcorn.] Ashley: "So have you ever watched Elliot?" Susan: [Blushing] "No." Ashley: [Blushing] "Would you like to?" Both: [Awkward pause] Ashley: [Flustered] "... Not that I've even asked him, and we've only kissed, but he's a good kisser, and ... I should stop talking ..." Susan: "If he was okay with it, I would consider it ... for science."
  22. 1 point
    Scotty

    Story Monday 4-23-2018

    Well, so far the artifacts we've seen haven't been too dangerous, I mean it's quite possible the golem could be reasoned with, the wand doesn't seem murderous either, and the magpie is probably mostly annoying. Of course the golem might have reacted badly to getting hit in the head with Kevin, but it might also have seen Ashley as someone trying to protect Ellen (which technically she was) so the golem might consider Ashley's "attack" a case of misunderstanding and try to communicate with her. Getting attacked by the Magpie though....might produce different results. Also, according to Dan's commentary, the Magpie was created during the most recent magic system, and within Arthur's lifetime (and the main 8's parents were likely babies/children as well). So it would have probably be classed as a useless object like the Diamond was, rather than an inert one. Thinking about it though, Kevin might be from the recent system as well, at least from the earlier period like when Abraham made the diamond. So for those artifacts, it might have been more the commotion that trigger their activation rather than old magic being accessible. Ashley's probably going to find herself surrounded by artifacts that want her to be their master, the thought of so much power over magical objects was too much for her.
  23. 1 point
    The Old Hack

    NP Monday April 23, 2018

    Awesome. It's been so long since we last saw the Demonic Duck. I've missed her. <3
  24. 1 point
    Scotty

    More Speculation.

    I'm reviving my theory that Helena and Demetrius are the "friends" that Edward enlisted in the investigation of Pandora and her "Egg/Hawk" warning. Magus' arrival into the main universe was several months before Susan and Nanase's trip to France, Helena and Demetrius were chasing Magus, the whole "you do not belong here!" stuff would have been because the nature of Pandora's warning gave the impression that Magus was a threat that needed to be dealt with. Of course Helena and Demetrius would have been taking the "shoot first ask questions later" but if they had reason enough to believe that asking wouldn't get anything...
  25. 1 point
    Stature

    Patreon April 21, 2018: Strechies!

    At this rate, sooner or later, we will all be singing for Meow Mix. WHERE ARE THE BUN-BUNS?!?!
  26. 1 point
    I really did not want to post this. But it is a cosmic force compelling this action. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ug75diEyiA0
  27. 1 point
    hkmaly

    Story Wednesday, Apr 18, 2018

    Indeed. Dan went from everyone using land lines to smart phones in the space of less than one in-comic year. That's fast, even for the telephone industry. Not speaking about the ridiculously small 512MB card in camera and gigabytes of space in computer ... just MONTH of comic time before video camera phones with HD. (March 9 and April 9, exactly month.) And the speed CRT monitors changes to flat panels is also quite fast ...
  28. 1 point
    The Old Hack

    EGS Strip Slaying

    It's the sort of place where they argue about stuff like whether 'Akhenaton' should be spelled with one or two flatulent ibises.
  29. 1 point
    Vorlonagent

    NP Wednesday April 18, 2018

    I did similarly. I had characters with deep stories, sketches of stories and experiments in powerset combinations. As I contemplate a midlife shift from the tech sector to writer, I find my pen and paper RPG characters and my CoH characters are a great reserve of story characters.
  30. 1 point
    Scotty

    Story Wednesday, Apr 18, 2018

    That kinda proves the fact that Human's take inspiration from previous examples, you got H.G Wells coming up with a description, where he got that from though, was it truly conjecture about how Humans could evolve, or did he himself take inspiration from other examples in order to write his stories. My point is that other media took that description and used it as inspiration for other works, Dan most likely used that description to create Uryuoms, it stands to reason that if Humans in EGS could base religions on Fairies acting like Gods, they could also base other works and such on interactions with Aliens, especially since EGS has both sci-fi (aliens, alternate realities) and fantasy (magic, fairies) elements then Human history in EGS should likely have a mix of both.
  31. 1 point
    ChronosCat

    NP Wednesday April 18, 2018

    I can't recall having any arguments with my characters, but that's partially because I generally just let them do whatever they want, and partially because when I do have a particular outcome in mind I'm not afraid to go back in time and play around with the course of history (i.e., rewrite/revise) until I find one with the results I want. (Although changing history does have it's risks; it's amazing how easy it is to create plot holes that way...)
  32. 1 point
    Don Edwards

    Story Wednesday, Apr 18, 2018

    I vaguely remember reading suggestions that the human radio signal has already gotten quieter than it once was. That is certainly at least somewhat plausible. Between developing more and more sensitive radio receivers (so we don't need to broadcast as loudly in order to hear ourselves), using directional antennas for efficiency (so we aren't broadcasting equally loudly in all directions, just as loudly as we need to in the direction we care about plus some quieter slop), and replacing some of our necessarily-loudest broadcasts - e.g. transatlantic communications - with cables and fiber-optics (so those transmitters are turned off).
  33. 1 point
    ChronosCat

    Story Friday April 20, 2018

    We definitely can't judge threats and morality until we have a lot more info, but my current read on the situation is that Kevin is abrasive and a bit insulting but he means well, while the Golem is confused and upset but probably not malicious. The problem being that the Golem looks built for strength and/or battle, so if it feels threatened or is inclined to fall back on violence in uncertain situations, things could get messy. I don't think Kevin is an immediate threat unless he somehow escalates the situation or gives Ashley a dangerous spell he doesn't have time to properly teach her to use. It's possible he's able to change shape, though in that case he had to have just done so before appearing before Ashley, which raises the question how he knew to do so and why he bothered. On the other hand, an incompetent magic teacher has a lot of potential for comedy, so I wouldn't be surprised if this was leading up to Ashley somehow getting to keep Kevin (or being stuck with him, depending on how you look at it) leading to wacky hijinks as he tries to teach her magic.
  34. 1 point
    The Old Hack

    Story Wednesday, Apr 18, 2018

    Also, again, it presupposes that radio will be the go-to method of communication of any sapient species. Humanity has used radio transmissions for only about a century. It remains possible that some technological development will supersede radio as means of communication at some point. Tightly focused directional transmissions of some kind might become possible or desirable. This is not to say that listening for radio is futile, merely that there might be different things to look for as well that we simply have not thought of as yet. The Freefall webcomic posited another possibility to look for. Mind you, personally I am with Winston on that one.
  35. 1 point
    The Old Hack

    Story Monday April 16, 2018

    I loved this spell as well. I'd spam it endlessly. There was this one time where I was really badly hurt after a massive fight and then a monster I'd missed started to come for me and I thought, "Well, I'm toast." Then somewhere in the distance there was a squeak as some creature died from residual charged bolt spam and I leveled up, instantly returning to full health and mana. And then that monster was toast instead. I still resent Blizzard passing my character the idiot ball at the end of the game, though. They could just as well have had some surviving NPC do it, but nooooooo.
  36. 1 point
    Don Edwards

    NP Wednesday April 18, 2018

    I think I'm married to her.
  37. 1 point
    hkmaly

    Story Monday April 16, 2018

    Totally agree. How can I completely clean the dungeon when the enemies keep reappearing? It's so untidy ...
  38. 1 point
    Scotty

    This Day In History

    2007 - Agent Wolf thinks beating up a little girl is good. Also he and Cranium are taken off the case.
  39. 1 point
    CNash

    Story Wednesday, Apr 18, 2018

    Absolutely! I took one look and thought "Mecha Deadpool?!"
  40. 1 point
    Illjwamh

    Story Wednesday, Apr 18, 2018

    ASHLEY IS A WIZARD! I'm sorry, I will be unable to focus on anything other than this for at least the next few hours.
  41. 1 point
    Pharaoh RutinTutin

    Story Monday April 16, 2018

    And with the box now open, a high-strutting bullfrog with a top hat and cane enters the scene singing "Hello My Baby".
  42. 1 point
    JustBecauseICantDraw

    EGS Strip Slaying

    Does it count as a slay if I do not alter any of the text, or any of the pictures, or the chronological order of them, but it _implies_ something different? Ugh - I should have used a vertical format - I have to click on it 3 times to make it zoom in enough to read!
  43. 1 point
    The Old Hack

    Story Friday April 13, 2018

    Yes, but I don't seem to have Dan's imagination. For some reason I am stuck with just my own.
  44. 1 point
    AFNB

    EGS Strip Slaying

    Mkay, uploading a few of my old ones that I seem to remember being popular:
  45. 0 points
    The Old Hack

    Things You Find Amusing

    I just had an increase in the rent on my apartment. It comes out to about 75 cents a month. Clearly I am facing utter financial ruin.
  46. 0 points
    This is not something I want.
  47. 0 points
    I am officially a migraine patient. Damn. Hello, mlooney, you're not alone anymore. The CT scan definitively proved that I have a brain, and that there's nothing visibly wrong with it. My doctor is keeping me on the rizatriptan for whenever a hand grenade goes off in my left hemisphere. He's also ramping up my Topamax dosage over the next 10 days from 200mg to 400mg. He warned me that it might make me more dopey (i.e., might make me "lose more words"). I start by taking 200mg in the morning and 100mg at night for 10 days, then switch to 200mg twice a day. Just what I needed when I'm in the middle of a project. My anxiety level is going through the roof.
  48. 0 points
    You miss my point. A talking item would be considered obvious magic up until fairly recently. Also if Ashley really is a "sleeping" wizard (to use EGS terminology) then Kevin is actually at least as useful than the current magic detection wand, and not as annoying. In other words, it's possible that sentient items were a cause of one of the prior magic resets.
  49. 0 points
    mlooney

    Things That Are Just Annoying

    We had a rain front roll in. While I was DM my D&D game that I do every Saturday. It triggered a migraine, which wouldn't be too bad if I had any of my drugs on me, which I didn't. Ended the game early so I could take drugs and hid in the dark.
  50. 0 points
    mlooney

    Things That Are Just Annoying

    I have a headache that isn't responding to my drugs, I stubbed my toe and I have two kinds of butt hurt. I'm calling it a day and going back to bed.